Project #2: Pleated Skirt
Now that I am finally finished with project #1: Baby Blanket I can finally move on to my next project. Project #2 is going to be a Pleated Skirt. I bought the fabric, which I absolutely love at Wal-Mart for only $1.50 a yard. Not knowing what I was going to do with it I bought 3 yards. This was several weeks ago before I swore off buying more craft stuff so I am in the clear on that one, not like the flea market bump in the road. So here is the pattern and fabric I am going to use for this project:
I love the purple, black and gold in the fabric. I purchased a basic pattern so I could adjust it how I saw fit. The biggest thing in buying a pattern for clothing is to make sure you check the measurements. Just because you are a size 8 in regular clothing does not mean that the pattern for a size 8 will fit you. It might be a size 12, it all depends on the measurements. I bought a larger pattern because I know my measurements. Plus, it is easier to take in the item of clothing than to make it bigger, trust me! So when going out to look for a pattern measure first so you get a pattern that will fit you because the might have a pattern that fits a size 4, 6, 8 in one and a size 10, 12, 14 in another. So measure yourself or who ever the garment is for.
So my first set for project 2 is to cut out the pattern. Then I will continue to work the pattern just as directed on the instructions. My biggest problem right now that I foresee besides finding time to drag out my sewing machine is the slightly complicated instructions. Be sure to read the instructions a few times before beginning kind of how you measure twice and cut once when working with wood. Make sure you know what you are doing. This pattern seems to be a little complicated in the way it does the pleats for the skirt. But I will make my way.